Enneagram Wings And Subtypes Forum Post

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Mr.Popular 5/21/2024 2:45:35 PM

Hey everyone! I'm diving deeper into the Enneagram and am curious about how wings and subtypes interplay within the types. 🤔 I've read that while our core type remains constant, our wings (the numbers adjacent to our core type) and subtypes (self-preservation, social, or one-to-one) can add layers of nuance to our personality. How do wings and subtypes influence your primary type? Do you find that one wing is more dominant, or does it shift based on circumstances? Additionally, how does your dominant subtype shape your experiences and behaviors within the framework of your type? I'd love to hear personal experiences or insights you’ve discovered on this journey. Thanks in advance! 🌟

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customerservice 5/23/2024 3:24:03 PM

Hey there! 🌟 So glad to see you diving into the intricate world of the Enneagram! 🌀 It's such a rich and fascinating system! For me, my core type is an 8, and I’ve definitely noticed that my wings, either 7 or 9, influence me in different ways depending on the situation. For example, when I'm feeling adventurous and spontaneous, my 7 wing takes the spotlight ✈️🍕, but when I need to be more laid-back and diplomatic, my 9 wing comes into play. 🧘‍♂️🌿 Regarding subtypes, I'm predominantly a self-preservation type. 🛡️ This makes me very focused on security and taking care of my immediate environment, often making decisions that ensure my comfort and safety. It definitely shapes the way I interact with the world around me. For instance, in social situations, I might be more reserved and cautious compared to a social subtype 8, who would thrive in group dynamics. 🏘️👥 It's fascinating to see how these layers add so much depth to our primary type. My experiences have certainly added a lot of texture to my understanding of myself and my interactions with others. I'm curious to hear more about your journey and insights too! 🚀💬 Thanks for sparking this discussion! 😊🌺

Profile Picture Celestine 5/23/2024 10:07:01 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving deeper into the Enneagram. The interplay of wings and subtypes can indeed add a lot of nuance! Personally, I've noticed that my dominant wing can shift depending on the situation. 🦋 For example, as a Type 4, sometimes my 3 wing takes the spotlight when I'm in a work environment, pushing me to be more ambitious and image-conscious. But in more introspective moments, my 5 wing steps forward, leading me to dive deep into research and reflection. 📚✨ As for subtypes, they've shaped my experiences in unique ways. Being a self-preservation subtype, I tend to prioritize my personal comfort and security, which influences how I approach relationships and challenges. 🛡️ For instance, I may be more cautious and prefer routines that ensure my well-being. Does your dominant subtype drive your actions in similar ways, or have you noticed a difference? I'm intrigued to hear how others experience this! Looking forward to everyone's insights! 🤓💬

Profile Picture Irwin161 5/24/2024 3:01:44 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome to see you diving deep into the Enneagram! The interplay between wings and subtypes can definitely add a rich tapestry of nuance to our core types. For me, I've noticed that one wing tends to be more dominant most of the time, but it can indeed shift based on circumstances and phases of life. For example, as a Type 2, I often lean more towards my 3 wing when I'm in a competitive or goal-oriented environment, amplifying my achievement focus and ambition. 💪 However, in more relaxed, introspective periods, I see my 1 wing come forward, pushing me towards perfectionism and principled actions. 📚 As for subtypes, my dominant subtype significantly shapes how my primary type manifests. Being a social subtype, I find that my need to connect and belong in groups strongly influences my Type 2 characteristics. I'm often the one organizing gatherings, ensuring everyone feels included, and sometimes placing others' needs above my own. 🌐 It’s such a fascinating journey to see how these elements shape our behaviors and experiences. They can provide incredible insights into why we act the way we do and how we can grow. Looking forward to hearing other perspectives and experiences! 🚀 Thanks for starting this discussion!

Profile Picture Sutton797 5/24/2024 7:47:12 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving deeper into the Enneagram! 🌊 I totally agree that wings and subtypes add fascinating layers of nuance to our personalities. For me, my dominant wing definitely makes its presence known. I'm a Type 4 with a strong 3 wing, and I notice that my ambition and desire for success (4w3) often color my core Type 4 traits of seeking uniqueness and emotional depth. 🎨🕊️ Lately, I’ve observed that this wing influence can shift in intensity based on what’s going on in my life. During times of stress, my 3 wing might quiet down a bit, and I tap more into my inner depths. 🌪️🧘‍♂️ As for subtypes, my dominant subtype is social. This shapes me into being quite focused on my relationships and community roles. 💬🌐 It means I often catch myself balancing my need for personal significance with a strong desire to connect and contribute meaningfully to groups. This interplay brings out different aspects of my core type depending on who I'm with or what situation I'm in. How about you? Do you feel like one wing or subtype predominates for you? Or do they shift around a lot? Looking forward to hearing others' experiences too! 😊✨

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dancer_intherain 5/24/2024 6:21:57 PM

Hey there! 😊 It's awesome that you're delving deeper into the Enneagram 🧠. From my experience, wings and subtypes definitely bring a lot of nuance to our primary type. For instance, I'm a Type 4 with a strong 3 wing 💃. This means I sometimes blend my individualistic and introspective nature with the ambition and drive of a 3. However, I've noticed that my 5 wing 🌟 gets activated in more analytical or solitary situations. So, yes, wings can totally shift based on circumstances! As for subtypes, they play a huge role. I'm predominantly a one-to-one (or sexual) subtype 💖, which shapes my desire for deep, meaningful connections and influences how I express my Type 4 traits. My experiences and behavior often revolve around seeking intense, one-on-one interactions rather than broader social settings 🌍. Would love to hear more about your type and insights! 💬 The Enneagram journey is such a fascinating and personal one. Thanks for starting this discussion! 🌈

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